Our Culture

Visiting a church for the first time can be a little intimidating. People tend to worry about what to wear and what to say, whether or not they’ll have to handle a snake. . .and then there’s the whole ohmagosh-what-if-they-make-me-stand-up-and-introduce-myself fear.
Here’s the deal: You can totally relax at FBC-Freeport. We want to ┬ámeet you wherever you are–spiritually, emotionally, relationally and just about any other “-ly” you can possibly imagine. We don’t pressure or judge; we invite and encourage.
For real.

About Our People
We call ’em our “church family.” We’re not high-brow, pinched face, hoity-toity types. We’re just regular people like you. Non of us is perfect. We mess up–sometimes big–regardless of our best intentions. We don’t have all the answers . . . and we’re way open to questions. And not to brag, but we’ve been told we’re pretty nice, too. Ya know, for what it’s worth.

About the Dress Code
Yeah, we really don’t care what you wear. Wear jeans. Wear shorts. Wear jean shorts. You can even wear a tie if you feel like that’s really necessary. Just pretty please leave the speedo at home.

About CONNECTing
FBC-Freeport is a growing church and it can be a bit tricky to get to know people–especially if you’re new around here. For that reason, we’re always on the look-out for ways to not only connect people with God, but also connect people with people. We want to grow larger and smaller at the same time. Deep stuff.
“CONNECT” options are all of those things that help our big church feel not-quite-so-big (excluding any type of enormous shrink ray, of course . . . which would be an oxymoron anyway.) They’re opportunities to help people–infants through adults–feel like they’re really part of the church, not just attendees.

About Our Messages
We prefer not to call ’em sermons because that feels too much like a lecture . . . and we figure you get enough of those from your spouse, your dentist, that kid down the street who was just made safety monitor at his school. Messages are different: They’re shared with you, not preached at you. They’re something you can take in and chew on without feeling defensive or ashamed. And, as if that weren’t enough, they also have meaning and relevance to your everyday life. Pretty sweet, huh?

About Our Services
Typically, our services last a little over an hour, and they’re wrapped up and presented in a nice little package … kinda like a worship sandwich, if you will. We have praise and worship as our bread, a meaningful message to fill the middle, and toppings like music, movie clips, and drama that really enhance the flavor. Who’s hungry?